Todos Announces Notice of Allowance From USPTO for Patent Application Covering Use of Compositions In Tollovid™ and Tollovir™ Ingredients
Claims covering inhibition of 3CL protease, inflammation and autophagy underscore Dr. Dorit Arad’s lifelong work
NEW YORK, NY, ALPHARETTA, GA and TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, Aug. 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire - Todos Medical, Ltd. (OTCQB: TOMDF), a medical diagnostics and related solutions company, today announced that the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for NLC Pharma’s patent application entitled "Compounds for Treating a Coronavirus Infection” prosecuted from the groundbreaking work of Dr. Dorit Arad. The Notice of Allowance covers the use of key compounds contained in the ingredients in Tollovid™ and Tollovir™ (NLC-V-01, NLC-001 or 3CL-001). The allowed claims are directed, among other things, to the administration of compounds to a subject to inhibit activity of the 3CL protease, inflammation and autophagy, and to treat coronavirus infection.
The USPTO's assessment pertains solely to patentability, while approvability as a disease treatment falls solely within the jurisdiction of the United States Food & Drug Administration (US FDA). Tollovid, a unique 3CL protease inhibition dietary supplement, is not approved by the US FDA for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention or cure of any disease including COVID, acute and/or chronic coronavirus infections, or Long COVID. Tollovir, an anti-cytokine and 3CL protease inhibitor therapeutic candidate that has successfully completed a Phase 2 clinical trial in the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, is not approved by the US FDA to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease including COVID, acute and/or chronic coronavirus infections or Long COVID.
Tollovid and Tollovir are manufactured with distinct raw materials, such that the key ingredients of Tollovir are separate and distinct from the key ingredients in Tollovid, resulting in separate end products from different key raw materials that contain patent pending compounds.
Dr. Dorit Arad, an accomplished visionary and the Founder of CTO at NLC Pharma, has shared her sentiments on this accomplishment, stating, "My life's work has revolved around advancing the science of inhibiting 3CL protease, inflammation, and autophagy within human subjects. I am gratified by the patent allowance which validates the patentability of these crucial aspects inherent in the Tollovid and Tollovir compounds."
“The USPTO granting of this Notice of Allowance marks a major milestone for the Tollovid and Tollovir programs,” said Gerald Commissiong, President & CEO of Todos Medical.
For more information, please visit todosmedical.com. For more information on the Company’s dietary supplement that provides immune support with 3CL protease inhibition, please visit www.mytollovid.com.
About Todos Medical Ltd.
Founded in Rehovot, Israel with offices in New York City, Todos Medical Ltd. (OTCQB: TOMDF) engineers life-saving diagnostic solutions for the early detection of a variety of cancers. The Company's state-of-the-art and patented Todos Biochemical Infrared Analyses (TBIA) is a proprietary cancer-screening technology using peripheral blood analysis that examines cancer's influence on the immune system, looking for biochemical changes in blood mononuclear cells and plasma. Todos’ two internally developed cancer-screening tests, TMB-1 and TMB-2 have received a CE mark in Europe. Todos recently acquired U.S.-based medical diagnostics company Provista Diagnostics, Inc. to gain rights to its Alpharetta, Georgia-based CLIA/CAP certified lab currently performing PCR COVID testing, Long COVID Panel analyses, and Provista's proprietary commercial-stage Videssa® breast cancer blood test. More information on Provista is available at www.provistadx.com.
Todos is also developing blood tests for the early detection of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. The Lymphocyte Proliferation Test (LymPro Test™) is a diagnostic blood test that determines the ability of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) and monocytes to withstand an exogenous mitogenic stimulation that induces them to enter the cell cycle. It is believed that certain diseases, most notably Alzheimer's disease, are the result of compromised cellular machinery that leads to aberrant cell cycle re-entry by neurons, which then leads to apoptosis. LymPro is unique in the use of peripheral blood lymphocytes as a surrogate for neuronal cell function, suggesting a common relationship between PBLs and neurons in the brain.
Todos formed the Israeli-based majority-owned joint venture 3CL Pharma Ltd with NLC Pharma in March of 2022 to consolidate all of the intellectual property surrounding 3CL protease–based diagnostic testing and development of 3CL protease botanical and pharmaceutical inhibitors that target a fundamental reproductive mechanism of coronaviruses. 3CL Pharma, through Todos’ brand, has commercialized the 3CL protease inhibitor immune support dietary supplement Tollovid™ in the United States, is developing the dual mechanism 3CL protease inhibitor and anti-cytokine therapeutic drug candidate Tollovir™, while also developing the 3CL protease diagnostic TolloTest™.
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. For example, forward-looking statements are used when discussing our expected clinical development programs and clinical trials. These forward-looking statements are based only on current expectations of management, and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, including the risks and uncertainties related to the progress, timing, cost, and results of clinical trials and product development programs; difficulties or delays in obtaining regulatory approval or patent protection for product candidates; competition from other biotechnology companies; and our ability to obtain additional funding required to conduct our research, development and commercialization activities. In addition, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: changes in technology and market requirements; delays or obstacles in launching our clinical trials; changes in legislation; inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications; lack of validation of our technology as we progress further and lack of acceptance of our methods by the scientific community; inability to retain or attract key employees whose knowledge is essential to the development of our products; unforeseen scientific difficulties that may develop with our process; greater cost of final product than anticipated; loss of market share and pressure on pricing resulting from competition; and laboratory results that do not translate to equally good results in real settings, all of which could cause the actual results or performance to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements. Except as otherwise required by law, Todos Medical does not undertake any obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. For a more detailed description of the risks and uncertainties affecting Todos Medical, please refer to its reports filed from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Released August 30, 2023